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February 10, 2016

Syria Radio Ad Aired by GOP Georgia Senate Candidate | #GASEN

Georgia Republican Senate candidate Karen Handel launched a radio spot Thursday contrasting her position on intervention in Syria with that of Michelle Nunn, the likely Democratic nominee.

Nunn said last week that she would support a “limited, defined and strategic military action” in Syria. After noting in her 60-second spot that she “would vote against the authorization of military force,” Handel refers to Nunn as “just another vote for Harry Reid or Barack Obama.”

Although the contrast ad makes no mention of Handel’s many primary opponents — Reps. Paul Broun, Jack Kingston and Phil Gingrey — its targeted audience is their respective bases of support. Handel spokesman Dan McLagan said the ad is airing on country and news talk stations in the Atlanta, Athens and Savannah media markets, which just happens to place it within her three opponents’ congressional districts.

Handel is the former Georgia secretary of state. This is her second radio spot, following an advertisement about health care.

The Republican primary currently consists of seven candidates, making it one of the most unpredictable nomination fights in the country. They are running to replace retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

This is a top pickup opportunity for Democrats. The race is currently rated Republican Favored by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • susierosie

    Handel’s ad just proves that the GOP don’t care about their country as much as they hate President Obama. Doing the right thing has gone out the window for the GOP.

  • The Spirit of the Laws

    Although confused about the sources of human intelligence, collectivists claim that society must be subjected to centralized control by small groups of quacks and academics.

  • Dutch6

    I am sure that you believe that you can have”a little war” or be “a little bit pregnant”. War is an obscenity but if war is necessary than do it violently and with overwhelming force. That is the way to minimize casualties and achieve objectives.
    Doing the right thing?

    Really? Throwing a cruise missile at “an undefined “target three weeks or more after you have telegraphed your intentions is consistent with the decision making of this Administration…BIZARRE

    I am sure that it would make bellicose Liberals feel good that they did SOMETHING but it accomplishes nothing….and opens this nation….already weakened by DEFENSE CUTS….to situations we are are unable to respond to.

    Just out of curiosity …where you as opinionated when we went into Iraq?

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